...................The Elephant Child


 










    The story of the " Elephant Child "  goes a little like this. The puppet was designed  that the nose and the tail would pull out to create the Elephant Child as the play went on. The Elephant Child ( with  no tail and no trunk ) went to the stream and asked the crocodile what he was eating for lunch, The croc, wanting to taste the little Elephant Child, told him to come closer. The Elephant Child did, and when he got too close, the Croc grabbed hold of his nose. At about the same time, a snake grabbed hold of his tail. Both pulled from each end, and the Elephant Child came to be. The picture above shows the Elephant child before the Croc and snake came along. The second photos shows the Elephant Child after the encounter.  Above , Bernie Paul is seen reenacting the play in 2003.